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Manna House to Offer Lenten Retreat Series via Zoom

Manna House of Prayer
Manna House of Prayer

Lent is a time of preparation for the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ at Easter.  Many turn to an inner conversation of the heart in the search to follow God’s will.  This six week Lenten series from Manna House may help in the journey to gain understanding of God’s calling in our lives.

Each Wednesday, beginning on February 21, 2024, meet via zoom from 6:30-7:30 pm.  Each session costs $15 or attend all 6 for $75.

Pre-registration is required to attend and is open now.  Register by calling Manna House at (785) 243-4428, email retreatcenter@mannahouse.org or register online at mannahouse.org.

The following is the schedule for each week of the series:
February 21, 2024
Lenten Series via Zoom
Week 1: Peter
Presenter: Jean Ann Walton, CSJ
How many times in Peter’s ministry with Jesus did Peter mess up?  Plenty of times.  Yet, Jesus chose him to lead the church.   How many times in our lives have we messed up serving God?  Plenty of times.  And yet we are called to be God’s daughters and sons.  Come and listen to how our lives parallel Peter’s life and what Peter has to say to us as we serve our Risen Savior.  Wednesday, 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Costs: $15/session or $75 for 6 sessions.
 
February 28, 2024
Lenten Series via Zoom
Week 2: “The Crucified Jesus is No Stranger!”
Presenter: Marcia Allen, CSJ
In our reflection for this 3rd Wednesday of Lent we will consider how we, too, share in the crucifixion of Jesus.  Our lives often mirror this intense suffering, whether we experience it in our own lives or in those of others, our relatives, friends, strangers.  The crucifix is a familiar symbol for Christians.  And how little we realize our share in this suffering.  What makes it all endurable, all possible, and all redeeming, is our love.  Let us join together in reflecting on this reality in gratitude and continued prayer for all who suffer.  Wednesday, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.  Costs: $15/session or $75 for 6 sessions.
 
March 6, 2024
Lenten Series via Zoom
Week 3: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry the Cross
Presenter: Gilla Dubé, CSJ
According to all three Synoptic Gospels, Simon, a stranger, is compelled by the Romans to carry the cross of Jesus of Nazareth as Jesus is taken to his crucifixion.  Did Simon’s encounter with Jesus change him somehow?  How?  Who are the strangers in our lives that help carry our cross?  How are we changed as a result?  Wednesday, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.  Costs: $15/session or $75 for 6 sessions.
 
March 13, 2024
Lenten Series via Zoom
Week 4: The Soldiers at the Foot of the Cross
Presenter: Betty Suther
A reflection on the soldier who thrust his lance into Jesus’ heart… What significance is there for me in this event?  Why did blood and water gush forth from the wounded Heart of Jesus as he hung dead upon the Cross?  We will share the meaning of this event with one another.  Wednesday, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.  Costs: $15/session or $75 for 6 sessions.
 
March 20, 2024
Lenten Series via Zoom
Week 5: Veronica
Presenter: Mary Jo Thummel, CSJ
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.  Who was Veronica?  Why did Veronica wipe the face of Jesus?  Veronica veiled Jesus’ face in what?  Does this scene remind you of anything that has happened in your own life?  Wednesday, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.  Costs: $15/session or $75 for 6 sessions.

March 27, 2024
Lenten Series via Zoom
Week 6: With the Women at the Foot of the Cross
Presenter: Janet Lander, CSJ
How are we in solidarity with the women at the foot of the cross?  What can we learn from them?  And what difference does it make in our world?  Let us reflect on this together.  Wednesday, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.  Costs: $15/session or $75 for 6 sessions.